APJ Abdul Kalam

  • Convergence of technologies needed to fight cancer, says Kalam 13-04-2014 08:30 PM

    Srinagar: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday expressed concern over the rising number of cancer cases in Jammu and Kashmir and said there was a need to have convergence of various technologies to fight such diseases. "There has been a rise in cases of cancer in Kashmir and it...
  • Creative leaders to play key role in attaining developed India: Kalam 12-04-2014 04:44 PM

    New Delhi: Creative leaders will be the key to attain an economically developed and prosperous India by 2030, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Saturday. Addressing students at the third Annual Commerce Convention of Delhi University, Kalam said that a creative leader is the one who not only has...
  • Those who create ruckus in Parliament are not heroes: Kalam 14-02-2014 11:55 PM

    Chandrapur: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday said that those who disrupt proceedings in the Parliament are not "heroes", but the "real heroes" are those who get their things done silently. "Those who create disruptions in the Parliament are not heroes. But those who get their things done silently...
  • PM outlines science R and D projects with an outlay of Rs 9K crore 03-02-2014 05:30 PM

    Jammu: In major boost to scientific research and development, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday announced projects including a National Mission on High Performance Computing and a Neutrino-based Observatory in Tamil Nadu with an outlay of about Rs. 9,000 crore. Asserting that government has invested in several areas to ensure...
  • Kalam urges youth to become free-thinking 26-01-2014 07:02 AM

    Bhubaneswar: Asking youths to give up servitude mentality and become free-thinking, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday said the Indian society needs to be reformed using reason, advancing knowledge through scientific method and opposing superstition and intolerance. "It is time Indian youth emerge out of the servitude mentality and...
  • Malfunctioning of EVMs: Kalam returns, then comes back to vote 04-12-2013 11:21 PM

    New Delhi: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam was among a large number of voters in several constituencies in Delhi who on Wednesday faced problems in exercising their franchise because of malfunctioning of EVMs. As the electronic voting machine did not function properly, Kalam, who had gone to a polling booth...
  • Google shows PoK as part of Pakistan, Government issues notice 20-11-2013 12:14 AM

    New Delhi: Government on Saturday said it has issued a notice to Internet search giant Google for depicting Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir as part of Pakistan. "Any wrongful depiction of Indian map and its boundaries is liable for action under the India Information Technology Act. Google has been asked to immediately correct this...
  • UP: There should be logic behind ASI's excavation in Unnao, says Kalam 19-10-2013 08:46 AM

    New Delhi: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam said there must be some logical conclusion behind the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) excavating gold at the fort of former king Raja Ram Bux Singh in Duandia Khera village. The excavation work was taking place on a mound near a Shiva temple...
  • 'Despite potential, India did not get its place in the world': Advani 27-09-2013 08:57 PM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Friday said that despite having potential India did not get the place in the world where it was supposed to be even after long years of Independence. "The country could not achieve the place in the world which it should have," Advani said at...
  • Twin-tracked development programme needed for India: Kalam 25-09-2013 07:21 PM

    Kollam: India needs to implement a twin-tracked development programme if it aims to bring in rural prosperity that ensures employment potential and holistic socio-economic progress, former President APJ Abdul Kalam said on Wednesday. The main was PURA - Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas - which has to be supplemented...
  • Need to have sophisticated radars in critical areas: Kalam 02-07-2013 03:25 AM

    Mumbai: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday stressed the need for having sophisticated radars installed in critical areas to predict exact rainfall and forewarn about the calamity of Uttarakhand magnitude. "We must have polarimetric radar and Doppler radar in critical areas such as Uttarakhand as they will help...
  • Nalanda University project takes major step forward 17-05-2013 04:35 AM

    New Delhi: In a major step towards realising the ambitious Nalanda International University, coming up in Rajgir in Bihar, an international jury has selected the architectural design of an Ahmedabad-based firm for the varsity. The design of Ahmedabad-based company Vastu Shilpa Consultants was selected by a jury that comprised top...
  • What is wrong if Azam is frisked, asks UP minister 28-04-2013 03:29 AM

    Bulandshahr: Taking a different stand from his party, Uttar Pradesh minister Devender Gupta on Saturday said there was nothing wrong if his cabinet colleague Azam Khan was frisked at a US airport. The UP minister for solar energy said that even former President APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked in 2012...
  • Need to bridge gap between rural, urban: Kalam 19-04-2013 12:58 AM

    Mohali: The gap between urban and rural should be bridged for overall development of the country, former President and 'Missile Man of India' APJ Abdul Kalam said on Thursday. Addressing engineering students of Chandigarh University during a convocation ceremony at Landran near here, Kalam said development of rural areas was...
  • Tamil actor Vivek celebrates his birthday on Nov 19 20-11-2012 12:02 PM

    Vivek celebrated his birthday on November 19, on the sets of the film 'Killadi'. Director A Venkatesh, actor Bharath, producer Chandrasekar and others wished him. "I don't have any big birthday plans since I have shooting today. I will take my family for a dinner in the evening," said the...
  • India has plans to produce 20,000 MW of N-power: Kalam 03-11-2012 04:42 AM

    Beijing: India plans to produce about 20,000 mega watt of nuclear power keeping safety features in mind, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Friday said as he certified the Kudankulam atomic plant as safe. "India has plan to produce 20,000 mega watt of nuclear power. It is important because it...
  • China proposes space collaboration with India 02-11-2012 09:33 PM

    Beijing: China on Friday rolled out a red carpet to "Missile man" and ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam on his first visit to the country, proposing a joint collaboration for a space solar power mission with India and inviting him to teach at the prestigious Peking University here. In a surprise...
  • CMs should talk and sort out dam issue: Kalam 08-01-2012 07:35 PM

    Chennai: Amid the row over Mullaperiyar dam between Tamil Nadu and Kerala, former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Sunday suggested that talks between the two Chief Ministers could help solve the situation. Both the Chief Ministers should meet and discuss the issue to sort it out, Kalam told reporters at...
  • Army must maintain rivers, dams: Kalam 14-12-2011 04:50 PM

    Chennai: Amid the friction between Tamil Nadu and Kerala over the Mullaperiyar dam issue, former President A P J Abdul Kalam on Wednesday said the country could not afford a civil war on water and suggested deployment of armed forces to maintain rivers and dams. "Water cannot be a (source...
  • Rao first asked to prepare for nuke tests: Kalam 06-12-2011 07:19 PM

    Nagpur: Former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam on Tuesday revealed that former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao had asked him to make preparations for nuclear tests, which were subsequently conducted (at Pokhran) during the NDA government, headed by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Kalam was addressing the probationers at the National Academy...
  • US officials who frisked Kalam sacked: Govt 01-12-2011 04:05 PM

    New Delhi: Two officials of US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) involved in frisking former president APJ Abdul Kalam at an American airport in September have been sacked for not following "appropriate procedures", the Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday. "Senior TSA officials in a meeting with the India embassy in...
  • Frisking incident not worth talking about: Kalam 14-11-2011 03:35 PM

    Kolkata: Former President APJ Abdul Kalam on Monday downplayed his frisking by US security officials at New York's JFK Airport, saying it was not worth talking about. "Forget about it. It is not worth talking about," Kalam said while responding to a question on the sidelines of an IIMC event...
  • Kudankulam nuclear plant safe, says Kalam 14-11-2011 03:09 PM

    Kolkata: Calling the nuclear plant at Kudankulam in Tamil Nadu "clean and safe", former president and missile scientist A.P.J. Abdul Kalam on Monday said the 2,000-MW plant was essential for "power hungry" India. "I have visited the plant and it is really modern and sophisticated. I am absolutely confident about...